They say the power of love conquers all and if you happen to believe in that notion, then this next real-life story about a 1948 couple is for you.
Today’s very incredible and inspiring story is about a couple who managed to beat all the odds against them and still come out stronger than ever.
Married in 1948, Mary and Jake were shunned by society as well as their loved ones. But if you think that was going to tear them apart, well, you better think again.
The lovebirds reportedly met during the 1940s and fell head over heels for one another, despite all sorts of pressures coming from society and their own families.
Keeping their love alive, they tied the knot, despite the great opposition and never gave up.
Jake is from Trinidad while his wife Mary hails from the United Kingdom.
As a man from the armed forces, Jake had been stationed at a base in Burtonwood as he was a part of the American Air Force. Meanwhile, at that time, Mary was training to be a typist and since both of them were enrolled in the same technical college, it was easier for them to meet.
Bold as ever, Jake arrived with his group of black friends and invited Mary with some of her friends over.
At first sight, the couple fell in love and claim to have shared a feeling of true love. As days passed by, they hung out more and more but during an era where tensions regarding mixed-race couples were high, this love affair was not going to be accepted by society.
People complained to Mary’s father about how his daughter was dating a Black man who reportedly banned her from seeing him. But she went against his orders and continue to keep in touch.
When Jake returned to Trinidad, the duo kept their romance alive via love letters and a few years later, Jake returned to ask her for her hand in marriage.
As you can expect, the opposition was severe but Mary listened to her heart and never looked back.
Despite both families cutting ties with Jake and Mary, the duo continued to flourish as one unit.
Today, the couple is still in love with each other and couldn’t be more grateful for following their hearts.